Matarrita named to CONCACAF Best XI

by Christian Araos

Ronald Matarrita’s breakout 2016 was honored today by CONCACAF who named him into their Best XI at their annual awards ceremony.

Matarrita was one of two MLS players and three Costa Ricans to be named into the team of the year. Matarrita scored a goal and recorded five assists in 29 appearances in his¬†debut season at New York City FC. He also started in both of NYCFC’s playoff games. Matarrita also made 11 appearances with Costa Rica in 2016 scoring twice in World Cup Qualifying.

After being linked to a move to Hamburg and Borussia Dortmund, Matarrita is in Manchester with several teammates training with the Elite Development Squad before flying to Florida for the start of preseason with NYCFC.

Here is the full CONCACAF starting XI:


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